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Features: essential notions

Greville G. Corbett

in Features

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199577743
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0002
 							Features: essential notions

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Features are standard currency in linguistics; they allow generalizations in syntax, and equally in morphology. Yet while features are heavily used, they are often taken for granted. It is therefore worth considering: the use of features (their logic, their place in different components), the substantive semantics of features, and the inventory of features.

Keywords: Agreement Hierarchy; binary features; contextual features; inherent features; inventory of the features; morphosemantic features; morphosyntactic features; Set‐theoretical School; syncretism; typing; unification

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Subjects: Semantics

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